8.40 pm: So that’s a wrap for India on day 11. A memorable day, indeed! Scroll down for all the major events and stay tuned for results, round-up, Thursday’s schedule and more.

8.33 pm: The title of Asia’s best athlete will go to Swapna Barman. And she sure deserves it!

8.29 pm: This National Sports Day... a memorable one for India. Major Dhyan Chand will be especially proud of the women’s hockey team.

8.26 pm:

8.14 pm: SAILING

The sailing events soon come to a close and with one race each remaining, India are in medal positions in three categories! All the final races are on Friday.


Event Players Standings
Open Laser 4.7 (One race to go) Govind Bairagi
Harshita Tomar
Govind Bairagi: 4th
Harshita Tomar: 3rd
Mixed RS One (One race to go) Dayna Coelho
Katya Coleho
India 8th  

49er Men (One race to go) Varun Ashok Thakkar, Ganapathy Kelapanda India 4th
49er FX Women (One race to go) Varsha Gautham, Sweta Shervegar India 2nd
Laser Radial (One race to go) Nethra Kumanan Nethra 5th

8.05 pm: ATHLETICS

A quick update on the relay standings... India finished with the 4th best timing in 4x400 qualification.



Gurjit’s goal is enough for the women in blue. India are through to their first Asian Games final in 20 years! Well done... well deserved!

The match, as it happened here.

7.54 pm: ATHLETICS

The joy of winning. The joy of becoming the first Indian to win an Asiad gold in heptathlon. Remember the name: Swapna Barman!

Heptathlon report here, in case you missed it.

7.49 pm: BADMINTON

There has been talk about Sindhu’s run of silver medals and whether she has a problem in converting final appearances to GOLD medals. What’s the way forward? Abhijeet Kulkarni analyses.

7.47 pm: HOCKEY

INDIA SCORE! Finally, India break down the Chinese wall. Gurjit with a wonderful drag flick – top right corner. Straight into the goal! Brilliant.

India v China women’s hockey semi-final live blog here.

7.44 pm: ATHLETICS

Know more about Arpinder Singh...

Arpinder Singh is only member of the men’s athletics field team to have participated at a prior Asian Games event. The 25-year-old finished fifth at Incheon, with a jump of 16.41 metres. Undoubtedly India’s number one triple jumper currently, the National Inter State Championships in Patiala in 2010 was when Arpinder broke onto the scene, finishing second as a 17-year-old. Coach Bedros Bedrossian reckons Arpinder is getting back to his best as the triple jumper won the Federation Cup and the Inter-State Championships, the latter with a jump of 17.09 metres. Starting off as a 100 metres sprinter, Arpinder’s failure to qualify for the Rio Olympics will rankle deeply with the ONGC athlete nicknamed ‘Bobby’.  

7.35 pm: HOCKEY

END OF Q3: India 0-0 China

Not been the best of games to watch, but India still creating the better chances.

At any given point, at least two Chinese defenders are flocking the Indian attackers. China have simply not let the Indians get closer to their net, Praveen Sudevan adds. His live blog here.

7.30 pm: ATHLETICS

What a photo this is.... Arpinder Singh leaps for gold!


7.16 pm: ATHLETICS

India’s GOLD medallists at the Asian Games so far, from track and field:

Tejinder Pal Singh Toor (Shot Put)
Neeraj Chopra (Javelin Throw)
Manjit Singh (800 metres)
Arpinder Singh (Triple Jump)
Swapna Barman (Heptathlon)

7.14 pm: HOCKEY

Women’s Hockey semi-final: It’s 0-0 and we are set for Q3. Rani Rampal wins a PC early on.

All the details of that match in the live blog here.

7.11 pm: Athletics

had a tough year in the lead-up to the Asian Games because of injury. She had to fight through pain during the event in Jakarta. And she triumphed in style!

Replug of Arka Bhattacharya’s interview with her before Asiad.

7.08 pm: HOCKEY

At half-time, it’s 0-0 between India and China.

Detailed live blog here.


Barman takes the gold with a strong finish in the 800m. It was the personal best throw in Javelin that turned the tide in her favour with a 200-point swing almost. She just had to finish close to Chinese athlete in the final race and she went past her in the final 100 to finish 4th in the heat and collapsed on the track in delight! She has fought through immense pain and has managed to overcome that. And set a PERSONAL BEST too! Brilliant!

This is India’s fifth gold from track and field


Swapna Barman has done it! India’s 2nd gold medal for the day...

6.51 pm: Women’s Heptathlon

The final event of the heptathlon, the 800 metres, is up next and Swapna Barman is on top after 6 events. Purnima Hembram is 4th and both these athletes will look for medals. Here we go!

6.49 pm: HOCKEY

No goals in the first quarter between India and China. The women in blue have had more chances going forward, can they grab the first goal?

Hockey live blog here.

6.45 pm: Athletics

In case you missed Arpinder’s gold medal, here’s the report.


1958’s Asiad gold in triple jump was Mohinder Singh and not Mohinder Singh Gill.

6.35 pm: ATHLETICS

India’s triple jump gold medallists at #AsianGames:

2018: Arpinder Singh
1970: Mohinder Singh Gill

Here’s the story of the man who went on to be one of India’s greatest track and field athletes...

6.29 pm: ATHLETICS

Men’s 4x400 relay: India finish second in their heat to qualify for the final. This is another event where a medal is hopeful. 400 m hurdles silver medallist Ayyasamy Dharun ran the final leg.

6.24 pm: HOCKEY

It’s been 20 years since India last played an Asian Games women’s hockey final. Rani Rampal and Co can become the third Indian women’s team to get to the final if they can beat China tonight.

Praveen Sudevan will have all the updates from that game in the live blog here.


ARPINDER SINGH HAS DONE IT! India’s first triple jump gold at the Asiad in 48 years.

6.20 Athletics

GOLD assured for Arpinder before his final attempt!

6.16 pm: Athletics

Men’s Triple Jump final: Rakesh, who was limping after his 4th attempt, passed his 5th and comes back for one last shot at bronze – but his jump of 16.38m is not going to help. But what an effort! He collapses after the jump, clearly struggling.

6.11 pm: Athletics

Men’s triple jump final: Final attempts are underway... can Arpinder hang on to his lead?

6.07 pm: Athletics

Men’s 1500m: Both Indians are through to the final, Manjit and Jinson finishing 1st and 2nd in their respective heats. Jinson’s heat is much quicker in terms of the overall pace – a good 4 seconds better.

6.02 pm: Athletics

Men’s triple jump final: Rakesh finishes his 4th attempt and walks away limping. He already has a bandage on his left knee and it looked like he pulled up with something during the second of the three jumps. His 16.15 is not an improvment and pushes him to 5th.

Arpinder doesn’t improve his 16.77m with his 4th - 16.08m - but stays in the lead.

5.58 pm: Athletics

Another solid run from Manjit Singh! He let the others in front of him do the hard work, kept his energy in the reserve and pushed to the front in the final 100m in style. Top of the heat, through to the final.

5.54 pm: Athletics

The final few attempts of the triple jump are underway. Indians are 1st and 4th as things stand. Another double-medal on the offing?

5.50 pm: Athletics

Men’s 1500m heats are underway and Manjit Singh – the 800m gold medallist – is in action first up.

5.45 pm: Athletics

STAT ALERT: Arka Bhattacharya chips in with this nugget....

Indian 100 and 200 metres medallists at the same Asian Games:

Lavy Pinto - 1951: 100 (gold), 200 (silver)

R Gnansekharan - 1978: 100 (silver), 200 (gold)

PT Usha - 1986: 100 (silver), 200 (gold)

Dutee Chand - 2018: 100 (silver), 200 (silver)

5.40 pm: Boxing

India’s Dheeraj Rangi is out of medal contention after losing his quarter-final bout in the men’s 64 kg category against Mongolia’s Chinzorig Baatarsukh 0-5 by a unanimous decision. R Vishal has more:

Dheeraj started the bout well, taking the attack to Baatarsukh but the Indian had no answer to jabs the 2016 Olympian threw at him in the final round, which left the referees with little doubt about the final result. India’s day therefore ended in disappointment after starting off with so much promise as Amit Panghal and Vikas Krishan had assured themselves of a medal.

5.38 pm: Athletics

Arpinder Singh is in some form here! He jumps 16.77m in his third attempt to extend his lead in the table in the men’s long jump final.

5.32 pm: Athletics

The 4x400m mixed relay medal ceremony has just taken place, which means India’s appeal against Bahrain has been rejected by the jury.

5.23 pm: Athletics

Dutee Chand was in the reckoning for gold in the first 100m, before the Bahraini runner pulled away in the last 100m.

5.20 pm: Athletics

It’s a silver again for Dutee Chand, this time in the women’s 200m, as she finishes with a time of 23.30 seconds, behind Bahrain’s Edidiong Odiong who gets the gold with 22.96 seconds. Incredibly, these are the same top three in the women’s 100m and 200m finals!

5.13 pm: Athletics

Arpinder Singh springs into the lead in the men’s triple jump final after recording an impressive 16.58m in his second attempt. Rakesh Babu did well too, jumping 16.40m, and is currently in second.

Arpinder Singh

4.57 pm: Athletics

Rakesh Babu records 16.21 m in his first attempt in the men’s triple jump final, while Arpinder Singh’s first effort is fouled for overstepping.

4.54 pm: Table tennis

It’s a bronze for Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra as they go down in five games to China’s Wang/Sun in the mixed doubles semi-finals.

4.49 pm: Athletics

The men’s triple jump final has started, with India’s Rakesh Babu Arayan Veettil and Arpinder Singh in the fray.

4.45 pm: Table tennis

Manika and Sharath lose the fourth game without much of a fight: 4-11. China need to win one more game out of a maximum of three to win.

4.39 pm: Table tennis

Manika and Sharath go on the aggressive and take four game points for themselves in the third game but squander all of them as the Chinese level it 10-10. The Indians manage to nick the game 13-11 in the end. It’s 2-1 to China now.

4.26 pm: Table tennis

Manika and Sharath fight back from 1-6 down to 5-8 in the second game but end up losing it 6-11. Remember, this semi-final is a best of seven encounter.

4.19 pm: Table tennis

Manika and Sharath take an early 4-2 lead but the Chinese pair win five points on the trot to go into the lead. It was a tight end to the first game before the Chinese edge it 11-9.

4.13 pm: Table tennis

It’s time for the mixed doubles semi-final between Manika Batra/Sharath Kamal and China’s Wang Chuqin/Sun Yingsha. Stay tuned...

4.05 pm: Table Tennis

The first mixed doubles semifinal is done as Chinas’s Gaoyuan and Manyu cruise into the gold medal match. Sharath and Batra will soon be back in action for their semifinal.

3.45 pm: Kurash

India’s Megha Tokas loses in the quarterfinal to her Indonesian opponent. She misses out on a chance to medal.

3.30 pm: Table tennis

Batra/Sharath vs Song/Sim: 4-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8

WHAT A WIN! Tight to begin with 1-1, 2-2... then the Indian pair pulled away to 5-2 before a change of ends in the decider. But then the Koreans won three points on the trot with the errors coming from Batra’s racket. India called a time-out at this point. It stayed close after this with both teams trading points and errors. India once again got a two-point lead to take it to 9-6. And then closed it out at 11-8.

They are into the semi-final where they will face a Chinese pair Wang Y and Sun C. The semi-final will be a best-of-seven match This will be India’s second medal in table tennis at the Asian Games.

3.23 pm: Table tennis

Batra/Sharath vs Song/Sim: 4-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-6

A see-saw battle! We are into the fifth and deciding game. Good, solid TT by India. Lots of errors by the North Koreans and the Indians capitalised.

3.14 pm: Table tennis

Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal again fight back from 2-8 down to 6-8 but go on to lose the next three points and concede the game 6-11. The North Koreans lead 2-1 in the match.

3.07 pm: Table tennis

Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal save four game points and win five points in a row from 7-10 down to take the second game 12-10 against Song/Sim. Super fightback!

2.57 pm: Table tennis

Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal are slow to get off the blocks against North Korean pair An Ji Song and Cha Hyo Sim, losing the first game 4-11.

2.51 pm: Soft tennis

Two of India’s mixed doubles matches are over. Here are the results:

Rohit Dhiman and Aadhya Tiwari lose 0-5 to Chinese Taipei’s Yu Kaiwen and Cheng Chuling.

Namita Seth and Aniket Patel beat Mongolia’s Damdin Altankhuyag and Anudari Munguntsetseg 5-0.

2.45 pm: Handball

India defeat hosts Indonesia 37-23 in their men’s main round Group 3 match.

2.44 pm: Kayak

India finish second in the semi-finals of the men’s Kayak Four (K4) 500m, which gets them an entry into the A-final. This means India will contest for a medal.

2.42 pm: Sepaktakraw

India go down 0-2 to Vietnam in their Women’s Quadrant Preliminary Group B match.

2.38 pm: Cycling track

India’s Esow Alban loses his round of 16 race in the men’s pursuit to Korea’s IM Chaebin by 0.443 seconds. Esow made a tactical blunder by deciding to race into an early lead. He led the way for about two laps before the Korean made his move late into the race. Chaebin won the race comfortably after overtaking Esow in the final lap.

2.22 pm: Kurash

Another win for India in Kurash. Megha Tokas wins in the Women’s -63 kg category to enter the quarter-finals. If she makes it to the semi-finals, she will be assured of a medal.

2.17 pm: Table tennis

A big, big win for Sharath and Manika Batra. They defeat the Korean combination of Lee Sangsu and Jeon Jihee to reach the mixed doubles quarterfinals. What a wonderful result!

2.16 pm: Boxing

Round 3: Chang has controlled the fight very well. Sarjubala just wasn’t able to get in and score the needed points.

Result: Chang wins a clear points decision, 5-0. Sarjubala misses out on a medal.

2.11 pm: Boxing

Round 2: Another tight round. Neither fighters scoring freely. Chang has connected with a few of her bigger shots and her reach advantage has worked well. Sarjubala needs to get her in-fighting in order to win this.

2.05 pm: Boxing

Round 1: Both boxers kept themselves busy and the judges will have a hard time rating this. Sarjubala won a silver medal at the 2014 Women World Boxing Championship but has done little of note since then.

2.03 pm: Boxing

Sarjubala Devi is taking on Chang Yuan in the China’s Chang Yuan in the Women’s Fly (51kg). A guaranteed medal at stake.

1.55 pm: Boxing

In the semi-final, Vikas will run into even stiffer competition. He will face Amankul Abulkhan of Kazakhstan for a chance to fight in the final.

At the 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships, Abulkhan beat Campbell Somerville, Silvio Schierle, Olympic and World Champion Arlen López and Kamran Shakhsuvarly before losing to Oleksandr Khyzhniak of Ukraine in the gold medal match.

1.46 pm: Kurash

India’s Kunal also exits the men’s -81 kg round of 32 after going down 0-10 against Mongolia.

1.46 pm: Boxing

Round 3: Better from the Indian – he found his range a little. He went through the gears, landed a few more punches and that did just enough to win him the bout. This was too close for comfort. It was not a unanimous decision.

1.37 pm: Boxing

Round 2: Not an easy round again. Vikas hasn’t got going today. The Chinese boxer is looking good as well. This will be tight. The cut on the eye hasn’t helped things. Once again, too tight to call.

1.37 pm: Boxing

Round 1: A cut opened up on Krishan’s right eyelid early in the first round and that was a cause of worry. But this was a pretty even round.

1.33 pm: Boxing

Vikas Krishan is in the Men’s 75 kg category quarterfinal.

1.28 pm: Kurash

It was over in the blink of an eye. India’s Manish Tokas was defeated by Uzbekistan’s Muso Sobirov in the round of 32 contest.

1.23 pm: Handball

India are ahead of Indonesia at the end of the first half, with a lead of 16-13 in their men’s main round match.

1.15 pm: Athletics

Last night’s silver medal in the 4x400m Mixed Relay was India’s 25th medal in an athletics relay . Only Japan (45) and China (32) have more.

12.43 pm: Handball

The Men’s Main Round - Group 3 match-up between India and Indonesia has now begun. This is a Classification match. No medals at stake here.

12.38 pm: Boxing

Amit’s win in the quarters means India are assured of a medal. All semi-finalists get medals in boxing. His next bout will be on Friday.

12.31 pm: Boxing

India’s Amit vs North Korea’s Kim Jang Ryong in the men’s 49kg flyweight

Round 3: Just too good, a vast gulf in class. The North Korean tried but Amit was super sharp today especially with his right hand. Top class.

Amit wins on points: 5-0

12.25 pm: Boxing

India’s Amit vs North Korea’s Kim Jang Ryong in the men’s 49kg flyweight

Round 2: Amit took the pace completely, exposing the North Korean’s technique. Almost everything from the North Korean is coming through his right hand, virtually nothing from the left and Amit has picked up on that. Another good round for Amit.

12.21 pm: Boxing

India’s Amit vs North Korea’s Kim Jang Ryong in the men’s 49kg flyweight

Round 1: Amit, who had a very good showing at the World Championships, showing his experience in the first round. He landed a few good blows but the North Korean wasn’t holding back either.

12.17 pm: Boxing

Amit starts favourite but in boxing, you never know.

12.14 pm: Athletics

What a moment this was!

Read the story of #ManjitSingh’s incredible Asiad Gold here.

11.49 am: Boxing

India have four boxers competing today. Amit will kick things off with a bout against North Korea’s Kim Jang Ryong.

11.34 am: An update about India’s protest against Bahrain after the mixed 4x400m relay last evening...

11.20 am: Artistic swimming

ICYMI, Two 14-year-old divers from China became the youngest gold medallists at the Asian Games when they won the women’s synchronised 10 metre platform on Tuesday. Zhang Jiaqi and Zhang Minjie took a commanding lead from their opening dive and were never threatened after that, romping to a victory with 361.38. Victory was the icing on the cake for Zhang Minjie, who was celebrating her 14th birthday on Tuesday, reported AFP.

10.51 am: Table tennis

Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal are also through to the round of 16 after beating Malaysia’s J Choong and KL Dick 11-2, 11-5, 11-8.

10.48 am: Table tennis

Madhurika Patkar and Anthony Amalraj beat Indonesia’s Aji DP and Indriani L in four games to progress to the round of 16.

10.38 am: Table tennis

Madhurika Patkar and Anthony Amalraj win the third game 11-8 to give India a 2-1 lead in the match.

10.30 am: Table tennis

Madhurika Patkar and Anthony Amalraj lose the second game of their mixed doubles match against L Indriani and Aji DP 11-13. It’s one-game-all in the match now.

10.24 am: Table tennis

Madhurika Patkar and Anthony Amalraj win the first game of their mixed doubles match against L Indriani and Aji DP 11-4.

10.15 am: Table tennis

The individual and pair events begin today and India’s Madhurika Patkar and Anthony Amalraj are first in action in their mixed doubles round of 32 match against an Indonesian duo.

9.57 am: Kayak

India’s Naocha Singh and Ching Ching Sing Arambam finish sixth and last in the men’s Kayak Double (K2) 1,000m, which means they head into the semi-finals. The top three go directly into the A-final, which will decide the medals.

9.52 am: Cycling track

India’s Manorama Devi finishes tied-10th in the tempo race of the women’s omnium with -40 points.

The tempo race is the second event of the women’s omnium format, which has 30 laps on a 250-metre track. This race features a sprint on every lap after the first four laps, with the first rider across the line winning one point. Any rider that gains a lap on the main field is awarded 20 points, while any rider that loses a lap on the main field has 20 points deducted. Read more here.

9.45 am: Cycling track

India’s Manjeet Singh doesn’t make the cut for the final in men’s 4,000m individual pursuit. He finished 12th with a timing of 4:43.714.

9.43 am: Cycling track

India’s Esow Alban, the junior world championship silver medallist, qualifies for pre-quarterfinals in men’s sprint after beating his Thai opponent by 0.144 seconds. However, Ranjit Singh missed out after finishing 0.008 seconds slower than his Indonesian opponent! Look at the photo-finish, so close!

9.40 am: Judo

India’s Kalpana Devi loses to Uzbekistan’s Ziyaeva Gulnoza in the women’s -52 kg round of 16 after the latter scored an ippon, or one full point. Once an ippon is obtained, the competition ends.

9.30 am: Pencak Silat

Sonia and Simran’s score of 527 is only good enough to get them the seventh and final position in the women’s double final. But it was a great effort nonetheless in a sport that is not very popular in India. Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia win the medals.

9.27 am: Athletics

Swapna Barman has the lead in the women’s heptathlon after the javelin throw, while Purnima Hembram slips out of bronze-medal position after Japan’s Yuki Yamasaki bettered the Indian’s 45.48m effort with 46.48m in her final attempt.

There’s only the 800m race left now in the heptahlon. Can Swapna Barman hold on to her lead and bag gold? Can Purnima Hembram get back into the podium positions? Find out at 6.40 pm IST.

9.13 am: Sepaktakraw

India go down 0-2 to Malaysia in their Women’s Quadrant Preliminary Group B match. They will play Vietnam next later today.

9.12 am: Athletics

Swapna Barman throws 49.42m in her second javelin throw attempt, just short of her first. She’s still in the lead in the women’s heptathlon.

9.09 am: Athletics

Purnima Hembram joins compatriot Swapna Barman in recording a personal best, throwing 45.48m in her second attempt of the javelin throw in the heptathlon. Hembram’s effort puts her in the bronze position currently.

9.04 am: Athletics

Swapna Barman has an incredible first throw of 50.63m – a personal best – which puts her into the gold-medal position currently in the women’s heptathlon. Two more attempts to go in the javelin throw. Can she better it?

9 am: Athletics

The javelin throw event of the women’s heptathlon has begun, and India’s Purnima Hembram records an average 39.89m in her first throw. She has touched 44m before.

8.56 am: Pencak Silat

The judges award India’s Sonia and Simran a score of 527 after their three-minute routine. We’ll have to wait for the other teams to finish before finding out whether they have won a medal.

8.51 am: Pencak Silat

Here’s India’s Sonia and Simran...

8.42 am: Judo

India’s Vijay Kumar Yadav goes down to Uzbekistan’s Diyorbek Urozboev 0-10 in the men’s -60 kg elimination round of 16 match.

8.40 am: Pencak Silat

If you’re wondering what this women double event, or ganda, in pencak silat is, here is an explainer:

“Ganda teams may perform any number of specially choreographed routines that consist of different attack and defence combinations. Only one member of the duo may use weapons at any time during the showcase; they take turns to do so.” Read more here.

8.36 am: Pencak Silat

India’s Sonia and Simran are in contention for medals in the women’s double gold round in pencak silat.

8.30 am: Kayak

India finish sixth and last in their heat of the men’s Kayak Four (K4) 500m, which means they miss out on direct qualification for the A-final. India head to the semi-finals.

8.25 am: Cycling track

India’s Esow Alban and Ranjit Singh finish 16th and 18th in the men’s sprint qualification round, which means they will have to undergo another qualification round to ensure progress to the next round.

8.18 am: Athletics

Swapna Barman finishes second in the long jump event of the women’s heptathlon, behind China’s Wang Qingling who recorded a superb jump of 6.44m. Swapna’s best was 6.05m. Purnima Hembram finished fifth with 5.85m. Next up is javelin throw, which will begin at 9 am.

8.10 am: Athletics

Swapna Barman and Purnima Hembram are both shown the red flag in their final long jump attempts in the heptathlon after overstepping. Barman, with a best jump of 6.05m, will still have the overall lead going into the javelin throw.

7.55 am: Athletics

Swapna Barman has a near perfect second attempt in the long jump of the heptathlon, recording an impressive 6.05m. She timed her jump perfectly off the white board.

Purnima Hembram improved on her first attempt of 5.82m by recording 5.85m in the second.

7.52 am: Cycling track

Manorama Devi finishes ninth in the women’s omnium scratch race, fetching her 24 points. The winner of this race, Uzbekistan’s Renata Baymetova, broke away from the pack with five laps to go and managed to lap everyone in the end. It was a risky strategy but it worked for the Uzbek.

7.40 am: Athletics

India’s Swapna Barman and Purnima Hembram both start the long jump event of the women’s heptathlon with pretty average jumps, recording 5.82m and 5.85m respectively. There has been one jump of over 6m so far.

7.30 am: The long jump event in the women’s heptathlon is about to begin, with India’s Swapna Barman and Purnima Hembram in the fray.

The women’s omnium event in track cycling has also begun, with India’s Manorama Devi competing in the scratch race.

7.29 am: ICYMI, India picked up their third athletics gold on Tuesday when Manjit Singh sprung a surprise on compatriot Jinson Johnson in the men’s 800m final. Once close to quitting the sport, Manjit Singh’s Asian Games gold is a tale of unlikely glory. Read Arka Bhattacharya’s piece here.

Manjit Singh (Image: PTI)

7.15 am: Athletics

India’s Khushbir Kaur misses out on a bronze medal after finishing fourth in the women’s 20km racewalk. Soumya Baby was, however, disqualified.

It was a disappointing campaign for India’s men as Irfan Kolothum Thodi and Manish Singh Rawat were both disqualified.

Good morning and welcome to The Field’s live blog of day 11 of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.

India have crossed the half-century mark in the medals tally on Tuesday and have a chance to secure at least eight more on Wednesday.

Athletics will once again be the focus as Dutee Chand will feature in the women’s 200m final after topping the charts in the semi-finals on Tuesday. Arpinder Singh will also be a medal hope in triple jump.

Elsewhere, the Indian women’s hockey team is in semi-final action against China. India’s boxers, after a disappointing campaign so far, could confirm their first medals with four pugilists in quarter-final action.